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by triona
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 20
Views: 258

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

Thanx, the question was just a try because it was talked about it here. I will ask Bertram (I must call him anyway) or Arnd (the chief technician at Seydel's). Or maybe I will contact Boris Plotnikov. He already did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGtxeCI2VA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unVmdd1...
by triona
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 20
Views: 258

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

Oh, thank you for this post. This was very inlightening to me. The reeds will take tuning up the amounts needed - about 4 semitones at the most, I think. In the low octave you need to add weight to the reeds. And if I want to tune down Seydel steel reeds for more than some few cents (where a hard me...
by triona
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 3576

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

One idea would be to drill holes in the cover plates above each magnet, so that it could be adjusted without removing the cover plate. This would facilitate quick adjustments. Another option would be to selectively drill holes for frequently changed notes. I got the idea after seeing Brendan's prot...
by triona
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 24
Views: 345

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

I was thinking a locking mechanism would be very useful on this device. I can't picture it exactly, but something. I presume a hard restraint might be counterproductive to finetuning - and to quartertone tunings as well. The latter maybe might not be an intended main feature, but as it has been men...
by triona
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 24
Views: 345

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

The only inconvenience I expect from these slides in comparison to a standard harmonica is, that they might disturb my lips's movement along the coverplates when playing fast and with full chords. With this I put the harp relatively deep into my mouth. So the slide knobs possibly might cause a fric...
by triona
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

The chromatic Gasket-Valve will require all the existing valves to be pulled off and their glue patches thoroughly removed - which is a job most chrom players will not wish to do ... That might be true. But I have 2 very fine 280 "Larry Adler", about 50 years old I presume. On them I blow away one ...
by triona
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Hi Brendan, looks very fine and seems quite easy ti fit, compared to standard valves. In your video you told about valve sets for chromatics. But I can not find them on your web site. The most urgent I would need are for Hohner 280. But perspectively I am interested also for my Hohner CX-12, Hohner ...
by triona
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 24
Views: 345

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

Oh yes. We will see. And I must wait some little time more too before I can put an order myself. At the moment my money is down. :(
Some governmental authorized gangsters hacked my bank account. :twisted:


dear greetings
triona
by triona
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 20
Views: 258

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

(last part) Talking about Slide Diatonics, there is the Seydel Sampler as well. It is a “double diatonic”, comparable to Brendan’s discontinued “Irish Session Harp” (ISH). On both of them the slider switches between two reedplates containing each a full range solo tuned diatonic key over 3 full oct...
by triona
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 20
Views: 258

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

... how Brendan in New Irish Harmonica made a diatonic chromatic in high D. If he turned a standard into that then I will try that. If you mean a "slide diatonic" with this, he might have used this instrument out of his former production: https://up.picr.de/33960915dv.jpg http://brendan-power.com/h...